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D-Sync tutorialHow to set up the D-Sync DNSKEY coordination application in your vantaged daemon (in general), and how to configure it to monitor a zone.
Note: The following all assume that you already have Vantages installed on your machine. Tutorials Sections
Setting up vantaged.conf:First off make sure vantaged (the Vatages daemon) is not running. If you are using Linux the easiest way to do this is run the vantaged.sh.linux script that came with the software the syntax is
Now lets edit the vantaged.conf file.
We need to tell vantaged how often to check a given zone for a change in the key set. To do this, uncomment the line that says 'dsync_query_sleep' and set it to an appropriate value.
The last option to configure is 'dsync_weighted_check'. This value controls how often the D-Sync vantaged application will attempt to relearn the NS set before proceeding with its normal queries. Acceptable values are between 0 and 1. A value of 0 means D-Sync will only relearn the nameserver set after it has detected a key change. A value of 1 means D-Sync will relearn the nameserver set before every block of queries. A value of 0.5 means D-Sync would relearn the NS set on average every 2 blocks of queries (half the time).
Dashboard Website InterfaceNow lets start using the web front end of vantaged.
Open a web browser and point it to the system that is running vantaged
For this example I'll be using localhost 127.0.0.1 so I'll point my browser to
127.0.0.1:9080/dsyncYou'll need to enter something like the following into your browser.
The BIND format is as follows (the same as the DiG display format (minus extra whitespace), excluding the TTL):
An example input screen and key follows:
Interpreting the Status Page
The web dashboard is able to provide current status for any zone D-Sync is monitoring. From the main page, click "Zone Info", then type in the fully qualified zone name of the zone you are interested in seeing.
The resulting page should look like the one to the right. The status information you get includes the following
An example status page follows (zone names have been edited out):
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